Friday, August 01, 2014
Call it unfair, but there are simple things that men should not tell a woman, lest they be damned. First, never say “relax” to a woman who’s freaking out. It implies that she’s crazy to be over reacting, which, of course, she won’t admit. Second, saying “I love you” in the midst of a fight. It suggests you’re using “love” as an excuse to get out of the mess. Third, saying, “It’s up to you.” It makes her feel abandoned, like you don’t care. Fourth, telling her “You knew I was this way…” is like admitting you won’t change for the better, not even for her. Lastly, the most dreaded of all: saying nothing when she wants an answer. When words fail you, hey, there’s always a nice Hearts On Fire diamond jewelry to make it up to her.
Hearts on Fire is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.